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2018

This year the ITF is supporting 33 trans-led groups in 25 countries, including 4 regional networks. You can learn about their work below.

Anonymous (Caribbean)
This group works as a social community network based on commitment, mutual support and team work. It is oriented toward training and education on human resources, health promotion and prevention of sexual health issues with emphasis on STDs/HIV/AIDS, and the accompaniment and support for trans* people, spouses, and family members, with a focus on rights, inclusion, and respect for freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity. In this grant cycle, they plan to engage in empowerment activities for trans people in community contexts, including the identification and preparation of trans leaders through training and capacity-building. They will also work with trans people in penitentiary centers by providing workshops on social reincorporation and workshops on family dynamics. They will also focus on trans elders and seek to identify their needs and provide supportive workshops on support and group dynamics.

Anonymous (Central Asia)
This group seeks to create a platform for the development and strengthening of the trans community, address discriminatory procedures and initiatives, improve access to legal and medical services for transgender people, monitor the situation with the LGBTIQ community and inform society about equality and diversity. During this grant cycle, they will host activities aimed at mobilizing and enhancing the community’s potential and increase access to specialized services for trans people in the region.                                                            

Asociación Generación de Hombres Trans de El Salvador (El Salvador)
The Asociación Generación de Hombres Trans de El Salvador was founded in 2014 in El Salvador. They seek to defend the human rights of trans men, with the aim of achieving respect, and promoting and enforcing human rights at the national, regional and global levels. In this grant cycle, they will contribute to making visible trans masculine activism through the creation of Area de Comunicaciones de HT El Salvador and the use of alternative communications. They will coordinate advocacy spaces at the state level and with LGBTI organizations to defend the social and cultural human rights of the trans masculine population.

Colectivo de Hombres trans Trans-Formación (Guatemala)
Colectivo de Hombres trans Trans-Formación was formed in 2013 in Guatemala, it is the first trans male collective network in Central America. They work with the trans masculine community and seek to create community spaces for visibility, learning, research and political empowerment to combat social and institutional stigma and discrimination. During this grant cycle, they will host a health conference focused on hormone replacement, emotional health, community groups and family support. They will also work to progress national and international advocacy for the “Differentiated and Integral Health Strategy for Trans People”, the Law on Gender Identity and impact on the political landscape of the general elections in Guatemala in 2019.

Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo (United States)
The Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo was formed in 2008 in New York. It is the first movement created and led by people Trans/GNC immigrants in Queens, NYC. They work to build a just and inclusive society in which all people can make decisions about their bodies and identities autonomously, without norms or social mandates of gender, being able to transform the reality of the world in which they live in. The majority of their members are trans/GNC latinxs women and men of color, most are sex workers and/or immigrants. Their primary focus is to train and educate their community members about their rights. In this grant cycle, they will continue to connect trans community members to pro bono legal services to address daily discrimination and transphobia. They will also support their members to find health services and programs for transition care, sexual health and HIV services, and antiretroviral therapy (ART).

EATHAN – East Africa Trans Health & Advocacy Network (Regional – East Africa)
EATHAN – East Africa Trans Health & Advocacy Network was founded in 2016. They work to equip and enable East African trans* diverse individuals and institutions to organize and advocate for the improvement of their health, the recognition of their gender, and the protection of their human rights. They do this work by utilizing informed research and documentation, particularly on health and HIV, and by enhancing the livelihoods of this community through capacity strengthening and empowerment. In this grant cycle, EATHAN will conduct a human rights and advocacy workshop targeting member organizations; develop, run and manage an innovation & empowerment program targeting intersex, trans and gender non-conforming people; conduct a sensitization workshop targeting healthcare workers and policy makers in the region; conduct a safety, security and protection training of trainers for their members; conduct a gender identity & expression training of trainers for their members; provide technical support to oversee their implementation in-country; hold their first Members Forum which is aimed at increasing member engagement, cohesion and movement growth; and continue to work as a network and improve the capacity of staff members through trainings, provision of equipment, office space and branding.

GenderJam NI (Northern Ireland)
GenderJam NI was formed in 2013 in Northern Ireland. They focus on providing supportive environments and advocacy whilst also building communities, resourcing activists and working for societal change. They provide regional support groups in Belfast and Newry, and in collaboration with other LGB&T organizations across the rest of Northern Ireland. This grant will fund a Community Development Officer to develop skills, opportunities and support within the trans community regionally, and will assist the other trans organizations in developing their own capacity. It will also help make sustainable the Belfast Trans Resource Centre (BTRC) and other key resources in the trans community. During this grant cycle, GenderJam intends to run the NI Legal Gender Recognition campaign; pilot accessible & self-determined trans healthcare in the community sector; continue to provide support for trans people and their families; expand the BTRC as a community & activism hub; provide more training & shadowing opportunities for volunteers to upskill Northern Ireland trans activists; and continue to work with local statutory organizations to improve trans awareness and inclusion in Northern Ireland society.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa ( Aotearoa/New Zealand)                                                                              
Gender Minorities Aotearoa was founded in 2014 in Aotearoa/New Zealand. They work to ensure all transgender, takatāpui and intersex people are empowered by a full range of choices across all aspects of their lives and can participate in all aspects of society. Their activities include running community events, community education, administering the national database of trans-friendly healthcare professionals, and doing support and advocacy for individual trans people. In this grant cycle, Gender Minorities Aotearoa will maintain the national website for sex and gender minorities, including the national database of trans-friendly healthcare providers and running Transgender & Intersex NZ – the largest public national online forum for sex and gender minorities in New Zealand; run Aunty Dana’s Op-Shop in Wellington and the Gender Centre in Wellington, which includes opening a free facial hair removal clinic, and low cost counselling and voice coaching; consult with service providers, government departments, businesses, and community orgs; develop resources on topics relevant to the sex and gender minority community; and host sober social events in Wellington (including casual social events for community-building; Movement building discussions, workshops, skill shares, and strategy-focused events, etc.)

Grupo TransRevolução (Brazil)
Grupo TransRevolução was founded in 2009 in Brazil. They represent trans people and their interests and primarily work with trans people that live on the streets and suffer the most violence, discrimination and stigma from Brazilian society. In this grant cycle, they will continue to support the trans community though CasaNem, a social project of TransRevolução that offers temporary shelter, counseling, cultural activities and college prep courses (PrepareNem) with the aim of improving social inclusion for transgender people in situations of high social vulnerability, marked by violence, rights violations and social exclusion. For many members of the trans community, CasaNem is their primary entrance of access to resources and support – both through the shelter and food offered at the space, and referrals to other public services, educational programs and cultural activities that generate income.

Instituto Brasileño Trans de Educación (IBTE) (Brazil)
The Instituto Brasileño Trans de Educación (IBTE) was founded in 2012 in Brazil. The goal of IBTE is to enable meaningful strategic alliances to fight transphobia in the school setting. They train professionals to fight transphobia in favor of inclusion and respect for sexual diversity in schools. They work at monitoring and reporting discrimination against transvestites and trans people in the school setting. They also train professionals to fight transphobia in favor of inclusion and respect for sexual diversity in schools. In this grant cycle, IBTE will formally register the organization and invest in technological equipment. They will create a free app (application) that is Android and iOS compatible and that can be downloaded from the virtual Play Store. Trans teachers and students, including victims or witnesses of violence against trans people in the school setting, will be able to report it through the app. The reports will go to IBTE and then will be sent to the agencies responsible for education in each region throughout Brazil. They will also complete a technological training workshop for trans professionals so they can work with their peers in their respective regions.

Lite Organization (Malawi)
Lite Organization was founded in 2016 in Malawi. Their aim is to advance the rights of lesbians, intersex and transgender persons in all sectors. They aim to remove inequalities in access to health, access to education, access to employment, unlawful arrests and social exclusion. In this grant cycle, Lite Organization will purchase equipment to support operations; sensitize health service providers on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in order to create an inclusive health care and treatment environment for the transgender community; create a level of understanding by junior police officers on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression to develop a conducive environment for trans persons to report violence experienced and reduce police brutality; conduct community mobilization with special focus in rural areas of Chikhwawa, Nchinji and Karonga; conduct trainings on human rights, personal safety and security to help the transgender community understand their human rights and personal safety and security; develop a strategic plan to facilitate board meetings together with the current operational staff and a consultant to develop a strategic plan that will be functional from 2018 to 2025 as a way to define the organization direction of operation and progress.

My Genderation (United Kingdom)
My Genderation was founded in 2013 in the United Kingdom. They are a film project that focuses on celebrating trans lives and trans experiences. They are trans people making films about other trans people for a wider audience. In this grant cycle, My Genderation intends to create a film series named “Trans And …” and will focus on creating films about trans people from underrepresented backgrounds.

OTRANS Argentina (Argentina)
OTRANS Argentina was formed in 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. They have expanded their work to the city of Buenos Aires and the Malvinas Argentina district. Their mission is to encourage, strengthen and promote the human, political, social, economic and cultural rights of trans, transsexual, transvesti and transgender people in Argentina. Many of the individuals they work with are migrants and sex workers. In this grant cycle, OTRANS Argentina will produce technical/juridical and communicational reports about trans and transvestite persons deprived of their freedom in Buenos Aires Province jails and at a federal level in Argentina. This will be done using a participatory research approach, where members of OTRANS will hold workshops in various jails and participants will share their life stories, and these first person accounts will hold a central place in the research. As a result of this research, they will produce reports on the situation of incarcerated trans and transvestite persons, including criminalization by police and courts, access to healthcare while in a situation of being imprisoned, and searches/confiscations.

Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED Foundation) (Malaysia)
Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED Foundation) was founded in 2014 in Malaysia. Their vision is to empower people who are socially excluded by providing access to a safe space, supporting sustainable livelihoods, facilitating access to healthcare services and linking people to resources that will improve quality of life. In this grant cycle, SEED Foundation will hold meetings with the transgender community from different states to strategize on how each can use resources to advocate with their state stakeholders. SEED Foundation will also undertake a number of inititiatives related to awareness raising, advocacy and training.

Pesantren Waria (AL FATAH) (Indonesia)
Pesantren Waria (AL FATAH) was founded in 2008 in Indonesia. They are the only madrassa for trans women in Indonesia and the group was established to provide psychological support. They provide a safe space for trans women in Yogyakarta to express their identities, while empowering themselves and fulfilling their right to religious freedom. In this grant cycle, they will conduct activities that widen the access for trans women in Yogyakarta particularly to Islamic religious education; provide more spaces for the public to get involved in Pesantren’s activities so as to promote encounters which will encourage deeper community acceptance for trans women; and strengthen advocacy work to ensure that the state is committed to guarantee the provision of equal civil and political rights for trans people (particularly trans women), such as the right to obtain identity card, to access public service, to express their identity, including their religious beliefs.

Proyecto Muxhe (Mexico)
Proyecto Muxhe was founded in 2017 in Mexico in response to earthquakes that struck Mexico. As a result the Muxhe community was negatively impacted in their cultural and public lives. This project is an effort of four groups of Muxhe that have been working in the region of the Tehuantepec Isthmus for more than 20 years on issues of health, sexuality, human rights, and defending the cultural and gender identity of the Muxhe. In this grant cycle, the overall objective is to accompany the economic recovery strategies for 100 Muxhe by supporting the traditional work of knitting and embroidering huipiles (blouses) developed by the Muxhe community of the Tehuantepec Isthmus. The intent is that there are 1,000 beneficiaries of this initiative, including Muxhe and their families, who will achieve a degree of economic stability and sustainability.

Samabhabona (Baishamya Durikaron Samiti Regst.) (India)
Samabhabona (Baishamya Durikaron Samiti) was founded in 2013 in India. The group is led by, and works with, trans people experiencing intersectional oppressions (i.e. trans sex workers, trans dalit people). They seek to create an alternative to the existing NGO structure, which often emulates western white queer structures. In this grant cycle, Samabhabona will organize trans working class and sex worker unions in Kolkata and surrounding suburb areas; provide emergency and immediate support to trans people suffering from displacement, especially elder trans folks in medical crisis; provide legal consultations with the trans community; gather personal lived experiences of trans people and create a resource where the community controls its own narrative; provide skills based training in areas such as English, art and computer classes to enable better opportunities and access for trans people; work on advocacy issues, such as legislative change, meeting and lobbying with government bodies; and take part in national networks and protests against dangerous legislation.

Samoa Fa’afafine Association Inc. (Samoa)
Samoa Fa’afafine Association Inc. (SFA) was formed in 2006 in Samoa. They fight for the fundamental pride and esteem as fa’afafine, indigenous trans people of Samoa. They work to address social and legal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. In this grant cycle, SFA will engage in the national roll out of the Trans Health Blueprint to rural and remote trans communities and Health Service Providers in Upolu and Savaii. They will conduct 10 Trans Health Blueprint Trainings in 10 Remote locations targeting 20 participants per training made up of transgender people and health service providers serving in District Hospitals closest to these trans communities. SFA members (trans men and women) will be trained in a trans Health Blueprint Training of Trainers funded by the Samoa National Human Rights Institute NHRI with technical support by the Asia Pacific Trans Network (APTN). This project builds on the Blueprint Introductory Training that was held in December 2017. These local advocates will lead the national rollout to empower local trans communities and enlighten local health service providers on non-discriminatory, inclusive, accessible and safe health services.

T*Revers (Russia)
T*Revers was founded in 2015 in Russia. They seek to improve the quality of life for trans people in the Southern Federal District to improve the level of socialization, reduce transphobia in society and address internalized transphobia in the trans community. This is done this by raising awareness, educating and informing society and the community on trans issues. In this grant cycle, T*Revers intends to strengthen the capacity of the organization through trainings and workshops; increase the capacity of the transgender community in the region through a trans camp; and conduct advocacy with medical specialists to improve their awareness of trans people and their needs.

TIP for Human Rights In Nigeria (THRIN) (Nigeria)
TIP for Human Rights In Nigeria (THRIN) was formed in 2013 in Nigeria by a trans/Intersex lady, Mx. Emmanuella David-ette. The group seeks to promote respect of the rights of every human being irrespective of their gender identity, expression or sexual orientation, which includes their right to health and wellbeing. In this grant cycle, THRIN will work at the local and country level. They intend to establish safe spaces for interaction among trans and intersex individuals within Nigeria; support the trans and intersex population through training and capacity building; collaborate with CSO stakeholders for the development and improvement of services targeted at trans persons; host a symposium; provide legal and paralegal support; provide comprehensive trans specific healthcare services; and deliver psychosocial trainings and counselling.

The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights (TGA) (Thailand)
The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights (TGA) was founded in 2010 in Thailand. They support transgender people to have a better quality of life and be treated equally. Their objective is to conduct research and gather information related to gender identities and sexual orientation, health, and human rights of transgender people in order to promote well-being and equality. In this grant cycle, TGA will conduct a 12 month project entitled, “The Public Awareness Mobilization for Better Understanding of Legal Gender Recognition for Trans people in Thailand.” They will also promote the new gender recognition law through organizing stakeholder/working group meetings; create storytelling handbooks through interviews and stories of trans persons; conduct an exhibition in Bangkok to gain offline awareness in partnership with different stakeholders; conduct a social experiment event that recreates situations which happen to transgender people for the public to test and experience those situations themselves; and conduct a stage play as part of their advocacy.

Trans-Fuzja Foundation (Poland)
Trans-Fuzja Foundation was founded in 2008 in Poland. They support activities in a disadvantaged political situation, such as helping individuals in difficult life situations and doing crisis intervention.  In this grant cycle, they will conduct a three day nationwide meeting of non-formal organizations and groups for transgender persons; increase the visibility of transgender persons in local equality marches by supporting participation in local centers and mutual exchange of people participating; attend 5 different prides and equality marches around country; activate creativity of trans people and social education through the use of educational and training comic books on transgender issues by trans people; train the staff of local health care centers and psychologists with the design of a training module on the treatment and care of transgender persons; and design and deliver trainings to health care providers, staff and last year students of psychology and medicine outside of Warsaw.

Trans(forming) (United States)
Trans(forming) was formed in 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia, a state in the Southern United States. It is a grassroots intergenerational membership-based organization led by trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people of color and for anyone (wrongly) assigned female at birth. They are one of the oldest racial justice trans organizations that are working towards the liberation of communities and transforming institutions of oppression in society. They work mostly around civil rights for trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people of color. They work on intersections like detention and disabilities. In this grant cycle, they will lead bi-weekly groups inside institutions, offering support and leadership development and develop curricula educating Georgia Department of Corrections staff on trans protocols. Their Document Project assists trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex people in obtaining I.D. that more closely aligns with their gender and/or name. In addition, the Trans(forming) House offers temporary housing for members who need it and they run monthly membership meetings (local) and quarterly surgery support conference calls (remote/phone-based). They support Member-Leaders through funding registration, travel, and other expenses for conferences, trainings, and healing retreats. They are part of the Close the Atlanta City Jail Project, headed by one of their sister organization: Women on the Rise.

Trans Black and People of Colour (TBPOC) in Europe (Regional – Europe and Central Asia)
A strategy meeting for trans black and people of colour based in Europe will be organised in 2019 by a group of trans black and people of colour, including some with migration and sex worker background, as well as with disabilities. In Europe, all LGBT or trans funded organizations are led by white people. The lack of intersectional perspective from the European trans movement leaves trans people of color, migrants, sex workers and disabled, marginalized, although they are the ones facing the most violence. In this grant cycle, they will organize a strategy meeting for 25 trans black and people of color from different parts of Europe to create connections and advocate at the intersection of their experiences on the European level.

Trans Mreža Balkan (TMB) (Regional – Balkans)
Trans Mreža Balkan (TMB) was founded in 2014 and is a regional group in the Balkans. They envision a society in which every person is respected, valued, and has a right to self-determination and full expression of gender identity and sex. They aim to empower local communities/individuals in the Balkans to promote human rights of trans, inter and gender variant (TIGV) people, support other TIGV people and raise visibility of TIGV identities, experiences and topics. In this grant cycle, they will engage in community building by organizing the 5th annual, regional community event, Transposium; conduct research on trans identities and experiences in the Balkans; engage in  advocacy that will advance the rights of trans people in their region in collaboration with local and international trans activists and groups; engage in capacity-building with non-trans-led LGBTI/human rights organizations to raise awareness of trans experiences and support the inclusion of local trans activists in the strategies and activities of those organizations; and engage in organizational development through bringing together members for live meetings to assess progress, plan activities and review strategies.

Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE) (United States)
Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE) was formed in 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama, which is in the Southern United States. They are a fiscal sponsor of Trans United Inc. and work together as a community to empower trans women of color (TWOC) by meeting needs and increasing accessibility. TAKE provides services for TWOC, advocates for trans friendly policies, organizes to end discrimination and remove barriers, engages in leadership development, provides peer support groups, and runs the TAKE Resource Center, the first trans specific center in Birmingham. In this grant cycle, TAKE will continue to run the Resource Center where TWOC can be their whole and true selves; where they can network, organize, and have support from other TWOC; run Peer Support Groups and conduct outreach to TWOC who are homeless, sex workers, and who are IV drug users or have substance abuse issues; and provide the Trans Crisis Fund—this fund allows TAKE to provide emergency assistance funds to cover utilities, groceries, and clothes to TWOC who are facing a financial crisis.

Transgender and Intersex Africa (South Africa)
Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) was formed in 2010 in South Africa. They run projects aimed at bringing together trans* and intersex communities in black townships and rural areas in order to build an advocacy program to ensure recognition of human rights of trans* and intersex people, address human rights violations relating to education, health services, home affairs and hate crimes. In this grant cycle, they will continue to conduct community- based visibility and outreach programs in the North West Province, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng, which will include two-day visits to the respective provinces where TIA will meet with transgender and intersex persons to disseminate information and increase awareness, meet with service providers to increase their capacity on transgender and intersex issues and provide support to families of transgender and intersex persons if requested; run a transmen vulnerability awareness program through online campaigns, dialogues and material educating transmen and general community about the vulnerability to HIV infection; develop a transgender and intersex specific service provider toolkit (booklet), which will target media, healthcare providers and social workers; and cover core support.

Transgender Equality Uganda (TEU) (Uganda)
Transgender Equality Uganda was formed in 2011 in Uganda. They work to provide a platform that champions the social, political and economic empowerment of transgender women and advocates for their access to quality health and legal services. In this grant cycle, they will conduct awareness trainings on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for transgender women and trans sex workers at the local level; conduct dialogues with stakeholders like police, health workers and local leaders to sensitize them about transgender human and health rights; provide safety and security assistance to transgender women and trans sex workers at country level; organize quarterly psycho-social support meetings for transgender women and trans sex workers at local level; and organize a public event celebration to honor events like the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers at the local level.

Transgender Welfare Equity & Empowerment Trust (TWEET) Foundation (India)
Transgender Welfare Equity & Empowerment Trust (TWEET) Foundation was founded in 2015 in India. This group is led by transgender people including transmen, hijras, and HIV positive trans people. They address gaps at the national level on trans issues to take forward the advocacy, research, capacity building and empowerment among transmen and young transwomen. In this grant cycle, TWEET will continue the Trans ‘Help Line’ (8 hour trans helpline reaching to at least 10 new trans people in month) on family support, mental health, employment, education, social support, gender transition and crisis response for transmen and young transwomen; create trans education materials; and host regular community mobilization events (e.g. transmen theatre group, cricket group).

Transvanilla Transgender Association (Hungary)
Transvanilla Transgender Association was formed in 2011 in Hungary. They aim to empower trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNI) communities and advocate for the interests of TGNI people in all walks of life. In this grant cycle, they will conduct community building and empowerment activities that focus on trans people that are uneducated, low-income, Roma and/or sex workers; carry out two awareness raising trainings on the national level for TGNI people to empower their communities to organize and access justice services on the local level; develop an awareness raising publication based on the experiences from trainings; engage in peer-to-peer counselling; conduct advocacy with law and policy makers on the national level for awareness on the human right violations trans people face when accessing legal gender recognition and/or trans specific health care; conduct outreach activities at conferences, festivals and promote travelling exhibition at events to reach the general public; participate in educational and advocacy events such as workshops, roundtables, conferences, human libraries to raise awareness and build the capacity of others on TGNI issues; conduct organizational development to renew their strategy for the next 3-5 years with input from their communities via a survey and strategic meetings of voting members; and hire consultants to build their capacities on workplace and school issues.

Unity (Togo)
Unity was formed in 2017 in Togo. They work to ensure that the rights of trans people are respected and taken into account. The group is concerned with the welfare of the trans community on social, educational, health and legal levels. In this grant cycle, they will register the organization; strengthen the group’s leadership and governance capacities; organize monthly focus group discussions for 15 trans people; organize two awareness-raising days for LGB organizations, local HIV and human rights actors, health providers and the media; promote the visibility of the trans movement through the design and reproduction of communication media (posters, t-shirts, flyers, etc.); and organize an awareness campaign through social networks.

Venasa Transgender Network (Sri Lanka)
Venasa Transgender Network was formed in 2015 in Sri Lanka. They work to protect and enable rights of transgender communities to live a dignified and equal life as well as to uplift their economic conditions.  In this grantmaking cycle, they will engage in an awareness program for doctors, nurses, and staff of the main hospitals in Colombo, Galle, Kandy and Anuradhapura Districts (12 programs). This will be conducted in 4 main districts in Sri Lanka. In addition, the grant will be used to maintain the office and the safe place, which allows transgender persons to meet and discuss their issues, provides accomodation for those who were excluded from their families, allows individuals to access care and support after surgeries and also provides gymnasium facilities.

West African Trans Forum (Regional – West Africa)
The West African Trans Forum was founded in 2017 in West Africa. This is a regional network that aims to strengthen its members and ensure regional collaboration. It is comprised of trans* and gender non-conforming persons from West Africa (Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Cameroun). They seek to address violence, stigma and discrimination against trans people in West Africa through regional advocacy and awareness raising, to ensure trans specific healthcare and HIV care/treatment through sensitization of healthcare workers and key state and non-state actors and to improve the capacity of individuals and organizations through capacity strengthening initiatives. In this grant cycle, they will conduct 4 in-country trainings on movement building and organizational management that will target 10 trans activists per country in order to enhance their skills; provide support and coaching for local trans-led groups trying to develop their organization following the in-country trainings; conduct a regional workshop targeting 20 trans-led groups and activists on documentation and advocacy; adapt existing guidelines on trans specific healthcare and services into English and French; conduct a regional leadership development training targeting 10 trans activists; and promote West Africa trans movement visibility by joining other regional and international trans spaces.

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